27 June 2012
26 June 2012
Many thanks to Colchester Institute for my invitation to attend the Art & Design Degree Show 2012 Private View event.
This was a fabulous evening of inspiration and entertainment.
So many artists and so much work of such a high standard!
Here are a few links to a mere handful of the skilled artists in the exhibition...
A fabulous poster for Noah and the Whale among other impressive designs by Rotten Riddlers
Fine, delicate designs with a vintage feel by Julie Graham
A beautiful book on Typography created by Patrick Hennings
A large scale experimental piece by Abbey Potter
Bold graphical illustration prints by Tristan Howe
These artists also drew my attention and interest...
Follow this link to read all about my Cultural Olympiad inspired book arts project that I have been running in Essex, England.
The project culminates at Sparks Will Fly Essex in Hylands Park, Chlemsford on 6th July 2012.
22 June 2012
The revised mosaic with images from Flickr Creative Commons set.
Fabulous images I think you will agree.
Please click the links below the mosaic to view more images by each photographer.
1. It's not easy being green, 2. chopsticks, 3. Free Urban Powerlines Stock BackgroundsEtc Wallpaper - Lime Green, 4. Green Flower Leaves 2011 Summer Vacation California Las Vegas July 27, 2011184, 5. Green Door, 6. Green Shieldbug, 7. Green, 8. Green Study 2
21 June 2012
I have deleted yesterday's post.
In my enthusiasm for the amazing (lime green) images that I had found on Flickr, I created the mosaic seen yesterday and totally forgot to check the level of Copyright on each image.
I firmly and fully support the Copyright rights of each artist and as most of the images are, as it turns out, All Rights Reserved, I have deleted the mosaic.
My usual plan now would be to contact the artists and request permission to post the images. I have always found that artists respond with positive comments and kindly give permission to use images with credits given.
However, due to lack of time, I am unable to contact all the photographers and so I'll post a mosaic of my images and some from the Creative Commons Flickr set.
Watch this space...
19 June 2012
18 June 2012
Here are some interesting links....
For bookbinding supplies visit
For luxury papers visit
To view and read about amazing artists' books browse or visit the V and A and/or Tate
Discover the book arts bookshop near Old Street tube
Read the Book Arts Newsletters past and present
and check out the book arts books in Colchester libraries...